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People wait at a bus stop, in Rome, Monday, March 9, 2020. Italy announced a sweeping quarantine early Sunday for its northern regions, igniting travel chaos as it restricted the movements of a quarter of its population in a bid to halt the new coronavirus' relentless march across Europe. (Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP)

Correction: Virus Outbreak-The Latest story

Mar. 10, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — In a story March 9, 2020, about the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe, The Associated Press erroneously reported that there were confirmed cases in Guadeloupe, one of France's overseas territories. A French official says there are currently no proven cases of the virus in the Guadeloupe...

The Latest: Australia bans travel from S Korea over virus

Mar. 4, 2020 10:19 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the virus outbreak (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Australia has banned travel from South Korea and will more thoroughly screen travellers from Italy in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. The travel ban from late Thursday follows similar bans on travel from China...

A man watches as Mount Merapi spews volcanic material into the air in Sleman, Indonesia, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Indonesia's most active volcano erupted Tuesday, spewing sand and pyroclastic material and sending massive smoke-and-ash column into the sky. (AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi)

Indonesia's most active volcano erupts, spews ash into sky

Mar. 3, 2020 3:08 AM EST

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s most active volcano erupted Tuesday, spewing sand and pyroclastic material and sending a massive column of smoke and ash as high as 6,000 meters (19,680 feet) into the sky. The eruption of Mount Merapi on the main island of Java unleashed searing gas clouds 2...

FILE - In this June 18, 2013 file photo, high wire performer Nik Wallenda practices in Sarasota, Fla. Wallenda will traverse the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Nik vs. the volcano: How Wallenda is prepping for new stunt

Mar. 2, 2020 3:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Intense heat, poisonous gasses, molten lava — the conditions for Nik Wallenda’s latest tightrope walk are downright hellish, and that’s just the way he wants it. Wallenda will traverse the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua on Wednesday in a stunt that he says will go on, no...